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A Formula for Night
A Formula for Night

A Formula for Night

New and Selected Poems


188 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.99 (US $22.99) (CA $27.99)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9781781722688

Rights: US, CA, LAM, SAM & CAR

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This book includes dazzling new work as well as selections from Yoseloff's print collections and pieces from collaborations with artists. The title poem was commissioned by the Hayward Gallery for their 2013 exhibition Light Show and is based on an installation by the Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans – a meditation on the space between heaven and earth. The poems in this collection are also concerned with heavenly presences, as well as evil spirits, explorations of light and dark. As well as the title piece, many other poems are informed by the work of visual artists, such as David Harker, Alison Gill, Susan Collis and Fred Sandback.


"A Formula for Night is a major collection and career summary and really ought to be both on your wish list and on prize shortlists in the coming 12 months." —Martyn Cruxefix

Author Biography

Tamar Yoseloff is the author of four collections, including Sweetheart, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Jerwood / Aldeburgh Festival Prize. Her most recent collections are The City with Horns (Salt, 2011) and Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012).